My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Michigan.
Hi, I'm 18 and this is my first ever ticket. I was driving through an unfamiliar part of town with loads of one-way streets and traffic signs, and I came upon a sign that said "Right Turn Only". For some reason I must have had a brain fart--I thought that it meant I couldn't turn left, but was still allowed to go straight through the intersection. The street was not a one-way.
So I crossed that street, no cars were coming in either direction, and I continued driving and then those lovely flashing police lights were behind me.
I am going to fight this ticket for my parents' insurance's sake, but do you think I actually have any chance of getting off easy? It IS my first ever moving violation, and in my defense, I was majorly confused and my car was really foggy from just starting up, plus it was raining and my windshield wipers are terrible. Though it is my fault that I didn't understand what the sign meant.
Thanks for any information you guys can give me!